The crosstown rivalry game is just a day away as USC and UCLA get ready to battle in the Rose Bowl Saturday
When USC and UCLA take the field at the Rose Bowl on Saturday afternoon, it will be the third-straight Victory Bell game in which both the Bruins and Trojans are ranked in the Associated Press College Football Poll.
Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox tried to downplay it as a typical Wednesday morning practice at No. 24 Southern California, only with “more people on the sideline,” but the return of defensive back Josh Shaw from suspension made it anything but.
Josh Shaw, the suspended USC cornerback who injured both of his ankles in August and then fabricated a story about how it happened, was reinstated to the football team Tuesday afternoon.
University of Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw won’t be charged with domestic violence after he sprained both ankles jumping from a balcony after arguing with his girlfriend, authorities said.
Less than a week before their annual Pac-12 showdown, UCLA moved up three spots in The Associated Press college football poll while USC rejoined the Top 25 thanks to Thursday’s win.
College football Rivalry Week has touched down in Los Angeles, and USC fans appear to have been the first to let everyone know it this year.
Nelson Agholor caught a career-high 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Cody Kessler passed for 371 yards and four scores in Southern California’s 38-30 victory over California on Thursday night.
A bye week affords No. 14 UCLA a chance to watch some football.
Baylor, Arizona State and Ohio State all took big steps forward in The Associated Press college football poll after big wins, while UCLA moved up four spots to No. 14.
Slowing down UCLA’s Brett Hundley was going to be a difficult task for Washington even with dismissed cornerback Marcus Peters and star pass rusher Hau’oli Kikaha in the lineup.
When UCLA visits Washington on Saturday, the Bruins will face three freshmen and a sophomore starter in the Huskies’ secondary.
At some point this Saturday, Washington’s Shaq Thompson will almost assuredly take a handoff, get through the pileup at the line of scrimmage and run headlong into UCLA’s Myles Jack.
Brett Hundley passed for 189 yards and ran for 131 more, and No. 25 UCLA pulled its season back from the brink with a dominant defensive performance in a 17-7 victory over No. 14 Arizona on Saturday night.
Cody Kessler threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns and Southern California beat Washington State 44-17 in rainy, foggy conditions on Saturday.
Theo Riddick rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals, and No. 1 Notre Dame secured a spot in the BCS championship game with a 22-13 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.